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Over 50 Sentiment and Saying Ideas for Customized Gifts

– COMPLIMENTARY PERSONALIZATION EVENT – If you’re at a loss for words when it comes to personalizing a gift with a sentiment or saying, Simon Pearce offers some lovely suggestions to help you express your deepest gratitude. From traditional celebrations like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving, to intimate occasions like anniversaries, dear friendships, and new engagements, you’re bound to find a […]

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Artisan Spotlight: Paul Munro at Past Basket, October 14

Join us as we welcome mixed media artist and floral designer, Paul Munro, October 14, 2017, from 11 AM – 4 PM. Armed with an exclusive collection created just for Past Basket, we know you will enjoy Paul’s bold painted patterns, playful decoupage creations, and whimsical ornaments. Paul works primarily on wood, glass, and canvas, combining illustration, drawing, painting and […]

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GIEN & Le Jacquard Francais Trunk Show – 20% off 9/26/17 – 9/29/17

Join us during our trunk show to experience what makes Gien and Le Jacquard Francais industry leaders in stunningly beautiful earthenware and textiles for your table and kitchen. Meet our representative on Thursday, September 28 from 10 – 3. She is available to share some insight about these gorgeous lines, while we all enjoy French-inspired treats. See our Sales & Events page […]

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Interesting Centerpieces and Containers

Pop in anytime during shop hours on Thursday, August 31, and find ways to create unique centerpieces with interesting containers. Past Basket Owner, Linda McFadden will be inspiring us throughout the day with her displays featuring easily put together table arrangements. Unusual materials from your home and garden can create something unexpected. See how Linda gives new life to a […]

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Past Basket Founder, Linda McFadden, featured on The Bubble Joy blog

Past Basket founder, Linda McFadden was featured in a stunning photo essay article entitled, “The Elegant Entrepreneur From Estonia”, on The Bubble Joy with Mithra Ballesteros. Set on the McFadden’s Lake Michigan Home, author Mithra captured Linda in her element as she created a beautiful tablesetting amid the scenic views of their summer home. “Linda believes in relaxed entertaining. Her […]

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Trending at Past Basket: Stripes and Robes

Robes: The robe is BACK and lounge wear is taking over making it perfectly acceptable to be in your pajamas all day! Linda’s vintage kimono style wrap (pictured below) has been the inspiration for many a table setting. Did you know Yves Delorme has several chic robe options that we can easily special order? Plus – select patterns on SALE! […]

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Artisan Spotlight: Michaelian Home

At Past Basket, we are always looking for beautiful accents to bring to our customer’s homes. Owner, Linda McFadden has a taste level that is on point with her customers and she attracts artisans and vendors that seek quality and classic chic products. “We really get each other,” says Michaelian designer, Carol Lyne Sumner, of Linda’s knack for knowing what […]

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What Past Basket and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common

Gwyneth Paltrow has a serious crush on Match Pewter and we can’t blame her. The Italian made lead-free and food safe pewter offers endless possibilities. Pewter is a rich, warm material and is offered by Match in a stunning array of tasteful designs in dinnerware, flatware, trays, vases, bowls, frames, and more. It makes a great gift as well as […]

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Stemless Glassware: When To Use It

Juliska’s Carine glassware is one of the Past Basket Bride’s favorite item on their wedding registry. Wine seems to be the beverage of choice as the stemless red and white glasses are at the forefront of newlywed gatherings this year. As with all things, stemless glasses do have a particular etiquette and Keith Beavers from VinePair explains in his article […]